A record breaking Christmas appeal We'd like to pay tribute to our supporters and local community for helping it to raise thousands of pounds following our record breaking Christmas appeal. The generosity of those who have helped to raise over £35,416 during the festive period needs to be recognised. The remarkable response from individuals, businesses, faith and community groups also included the donation of specialist toys and heart-warming messages. We received more than 500 heart-felt Christmas wishes for children and their families from celebrities, school children and members of the public during the campaign. There are too many people to thank individually, but whether you have made a donation, sent in a Christmas wish to our children and families, responded to our toy appeal or shared our posts across social media, please know how grateful we are for all of your support. Our team work extremely hard 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to see how much this means to so many is genuinely heart-warming. As a charity, we couldn’t do this without the amazing support of our local community. We need to raise £4.4amillion each year to continue providing our care. With this help, we can continue to be there for the children and families who will need us in the coming year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. Chief Executive Mike PalfremanSee the difference we make to the children we care for by reading our family stories or make a donation here.